St. Louis, Missouri Motorcyclist Killed near Gravois Bluffs
Posted on September 28th, 2011 by Zane Cagle
A St. Louis man is dead after being hit in a motorcycle accident in St. Louis, on 141 near Gravois Bluffs, Tuesday afternoon. The motorcyclist was stopped at an intersection with two other vehicles, waiting for a red light to change, when an RV crashed into another vehicle, causing a chain reaction crash. This chain reaction caused the man to be ejected from his motorcycle. The RV was still moving forward and proceeded to run over the man. The RV driver suffered minor injuries; the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene according to KSDK.
In 2009, 4,462 people were killed while riding a motorcycle in the United States according to the U.S. Department of Transportation Nattional Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Crashes involving motorcycles and passenger vehicles are extremely dangerous for the motorcyclist due to the scant protection motorcycles offer. Helmets and other protective gear can help in preventing serious injury, but cannot buy generic paxil protect against everything. Red lights can be a very dangerous place when struck by another driver. Some groups, such as the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, have courses that teach riders how to recognize analyze situations and recognize dangerous situations before they arise. These courses, however, are not required in any state, and many riders do not take advantage of them.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, you know how serious the injuries can be. You may have a personal injury or wrongful death case. A knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorney can help you and your family recover the damages you deserve and aid in your recovery. The motorcycle accident attorneys at The Cagle Law Firm can provide just such assistance. Contact our office today at 1(314) 276-1681 to speak with Zane T. Cagle and find out your legal rights. Consultations are always free.